Universal Pictures has released the first full trailer for Danny Boyle’s drama-filled Steve Jobs, and it looks like one intense ride. Written by Aaron Sorkin, the film is based on Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of the Apple founder. The cast looks top-notch, and you can feel how compelling the story is from the brief glimpses in the trailer. Here’s the write up: (more…)
He was a creator, co-founder, chairman and face of one of the largest companies in the world… so of course he’s going to get his own movie biopic. AGAIN.
Michael Fassbender plays the titular Apple co-founder in Danny Boyle‘s forthcoming biopic Steve Jobs. Today, a brief teaser trailer has just emerged showing off the X-Men: Days of Future Past star as the late technology innovator, complete with glasses and black turtleneck. (more…)
Steve Jobs was the creator, co-founder, chairman and face of one of the largest companies in the world. Sadly, Jobs died in Oct. of 2011. The world still mourns for him.
Hollywood, of course, will be
honoring profiting from his life and death in a biopic indie simply called Jobs. Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote) will direct from a script written by Matt Whiteley.
A film documenting one our generations foremost technology pioneers was certainly not unexpected. The man that has just been cast to play Jobs however, well that just threw me for a loop.
Variety says Two and a Half Men and former That ’70s Show star Ashton Kutcher will portray the late Apple co-founder.
Despite my desire for this to be an April Fools joke, it is not. Ashton got the job (pun intended). The film will follow Jobs’ life from “wayward hippie to co-founder of Apple, where he became one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of our time.”
I’m not convinced Kutcher has the chops to pull it off. I will admit, however, they look very similar. That’s all, though.
Jobs shaped a lot of things within the tech, music, and film industries. You’d think Hollywood would honor his memory with a much more respectable actor. Oh well, that’s Hollywood for you.
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ABOVE: Arya Stark, all grown up. With tattoos! Knowing Arya I don’t think she’d really be seen in a dress if she could manage it, but a giant sword? Yeah, that sounds like her. Visit TDW: Geek for the whole beautiful photo shoot.
What. The. Fuck?! It’s a fake Apple store now complete with its own fake, dead Steve Jobs. Really, people!? (Reddit)
Nerd Art Stock Pile: Superhero Sculptures, TMNT Noses, Star Wars Pumpkins, Portal and M.C. Escher Mashup, Bebop Taxidermy and MOAR
The Interwebz is a great place for nerdy art and the like. A lot of the time it’s fuckin’ weird shit like Superman rupturing Lois Lanes vagina with his super sperm, Gandalf docking Magneto, bestiality with the Ninja Turtles and shit like that. But there are a lot of awesome things that we see on a daily basis, and we’re lazy nerd bastards so we just round them all up once a week for your nerdgasm glory.
First up, we have a set of bizarre Superhero sculptures by artist Calvin Ma. The sculptures include characters such as He-Man, Batman, Spider-Man, Lion-O and more. While these are impressive and I clap my hands at seeing truly unique designs, I confess that I will not sleep tonight. “Can’t sleep, Spider-Man sculpture will eat me!
MORE AFTER THE JUMP
He was a creator, co-founder, chairman and face of one of the largest companies in the world, but Apple’s Steve Jobs has passed away.
Apple announced his death without giving a specific cause.
“We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today, ” the company said in a brief statement.
Jobs suffered a number of serious health issues over the years. In 2004, he announced he had a rare — but treatable — form of pancreatic cancer … and had a tumor successfully removed from his pancreas later that year.
In 2009, Jobs received a liver transplant after announcing his “health-related issues were more complex than I thought.”
He was just 56 years old.
Jobs is survived by his wife, Laurene, and 4 children.
Apple has released the following statement:
Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and inspiring mentor. Steve leaves the company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.
Why is this story on Nerd Bastards? If you take a look at Steve Job’s history, you will know that his presence in the tech, music, and film industry have shaped a lot of things. I.E. Pixar, Disney. So he did things, nerdy things.
RIP Steve – thank you for changing the world as we know it.
Lets get some shots.
Mobile gaming, as it is today, has become so readily available and at presented at such a cheap price that it’s taken attention away from gaming classics. And it’s got one particular Italian plumber very pissed off.
Mario was one of the first characters we played as in a video game, making him an almost “Godfather” like figure of his own mafia. Being a leader like that commands respect. So when some bitch ass $.99 games and a few slingshot tossed Angry birds try to work their way into his territory he’s not just going to lay back and take it, IS HE? Shit no! He’s getting the other companies together and waging some old fashion war.
Steve Jobs and Apple need to start checking their beds for severed Ipads.
Via: Geeks Are Sexy
If you own a smartphone and iPad or it’s newer, hipper brother the iPad2 then you must have played the sensational Angry Birds game. Launching a small army of birds into wooden structures to murder helpless green pigs for points, it’s just so addicting. That’s where the trouble comes in, if the game is so addicting it starts to affect those things that are part of you everyday life. Your job, your friends, even your love life (if you have one) takes a dive faster then you can toss those colorful little birds. Oh great and powerful Steve Jobs, isn’t there someone who can save us from this crutch in our lives? Thankfully, this is where former world champion boxer Mike Tyson comes in.
He bit a man’s ear off, you’ll listen.
At least this is over quickly, you should have seen the idea for the 12 rounds with Tyson. Amazing turn around but too many broken wrists. I kid, he’s a good sport (don’t kill me Mr.Tyson, please).
Via: Geeks Are Sexy
For those of you who have been living under a rock, Apple announced its latest tech toy yesterday: The iPad 2.
But why do people love Apple so much? Why will people shell out tons and tons of money for the latest tech from this particular company?
I, for one, never saw the draw. Until I was exposed to the iMac last year, and now I’m a convert. My old Windows laptop is growing dusty, and my gorgeous iMac works like a dream!
But, that question has always been nagging at me. Why?
Luckily, the folks at CollegeHumor, in a hilarious rip-off of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, have let us peak behind the curtain and show us the true nature behind Apple.
Bill Gate and Steve Jobs in a lightsaber fight? Gizmodo journalist being forced choked? Jobs slicing customer’s fingers off? I don’t know what kind of tea the Chinese are drinking but gimme some of it. If ya haven’t seen any of the Chinese CG videos on the internet, then your in a treat with this being possibly the best one yet. Basically, some news station over in China makes a CG short to explain some situation that have recently happened in order to educate and entertain the audience. Whether you like the iPhone or hate it, this video is sure to make you chuckle.